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Yorkshire Arboretum Newsletter - Issue 4 - August 2014

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Brochure design: www.marketingbyignite.com August 2014 Page 2 EVENT NEWS Tree Climbing Experience - Sunday 24th August Have you ever watched tree-top footage in wildlife programmes such as BBC’s Planet Earth and wondered “How on earth did David Attenborough get up there?” Well now’s your chance to find out because Canopy Access Limited, the specialist climbing company responsible for hoisting presenters, kit and crew to giddy heights in locations such as Borneo, Venezuela and Indonesia will be at the arboretum on Sunday 24th August. Their team will be running two tree climbing sessions to give you a bird's eye view of the world below. You'll be taught the basics of tree climbing and then guided on an ascent of the arboretum’s massive oaks. There’ll be time to enjoy the view before moving around in the canopy and then abseiling back down to reality. Sessions start at 9.30am and 1.30pm, last 3 hours and cost £65 per person. Booking is essential and participants must be at least 12 years of age. No climbing experience is necessary, just a moderate degree of physical fitness, stout footwear and a head for heights! Children’s Summer Holiday Events continue: Monday 18th - Arboretum Explorers’ Club For children aged 6-11. A whole day exploring the arboretum and enjoying lots of nature-based activities. Lunch included. £15 per child. Wednesday 20th - Wild World Wednesday For children aged 4-11. Discover the natural world during these hour-long drop-in sessions starting at half past the hour from 10:30 – 2:30 inclusive. This week’s activity is a minibeast hunt. Adult £6 Child £3.50 Family £15 Wednesday 27th - Wild World Wednesday For children aged 4-11. Discover the natural world during these hour-long drop-in sessions starting at half past the hour from 10:30 – 2:30 inclusive. This week’s activity is a shelter-building. Adult £6 Child £3.50 Family £15 Once the summer holidays are over there’s still plenty of family fun to be had with Bushcraft sessions on 14th September or perhaps join a Hawk Walk on October 5th? Westonbirt Visit: Thu/Fri 23rd/24th October Join us on a 2 day visit to Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, to see the maples & other trees in this great collection in autumn colour. Full details, including accommodation & pricing will be finalised shortly but if you’re interested in joining this visit please let us know on members@yorkshirearboretum.org Details of these, and all other events can be found on the What’s On page of the arboretum website, or just call 01653 648598. We hope this newsletter is useful, informative & helps you gain the most from your membership of the Yorkshire Arboretum. Please send your feedback, together with your photos, stories & suggestions for topics you’d like to see covered in the next issue to: members@ yorkshirearboretum. org We know it’s only August but don’t forget that arboretum membership & gift vouchers make delightful Christmas gifts! Available from the Visitor Centre. ARBORETUM HONEY The honey bee hives in the enclosure under the dead hornbeam on Bracken Hill have had a productive season and Arboretum Honey is now available to purchase in both the café and the Arboretum Shop. Castle Howard York YO60 7BY p: 01653 648598 e: members@yorkshirearboretum.org w: www.yorkshirearboretum.org The Yorkshire Arboretum is indebted to the many talented photographers whose work illustrates these pages. These include, amongst others John Grimshaw, Harry & Joyce Kingman. All photos & illustrations remain © of their respective copyright owners & are used with permission.